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believes that we have to both walk and chew gum at the same time. we have to deal with our own economy and our fiscal situation. that is a given, because that is the source of our strength and our capacity. but we also have to be smart about making the right investments in diplomacy and development to try to solve problems and prevent them. >> i'm joined tonight with senator chris murphy of connecticut, who is a member of the senate foreign relations committee. senator, good to have you with us tonight. moving forward, security obviously is an issue. so getting funding and help from republicans shouldn't be hard after this hearing. that's what i see today. your thoughts on it. >> well, listen, the republicans have had chance after chance to do the right thing here. the irony is just as thick as the walls of the united states congress, when you think that they stripped $300 million out of the secretary's security requests before benghazi. but it gets even worse, ed. after benghazi, the president and the secretary of state said listen, we've got to do better. so they put before congress
. we are going to take the greatest economy in the greatest country, with the greatest responsibility in the world and we are going to put them on a 0-day leash. . how does a great country respond on a 90-day leash? we know what happened the world saw this happened. we got downgraded in the credit rating. that drove up the cost of borrowing in the united states. that drove up the borrowing cost of corporations. that drove up the costs of counties and cities that we represent. and we're told again that should we falter on the credit debt of the united states, that we can expect a downgrade and we can expect a further downgrade in cities and counties all over the country. and somehow we're supposed to believe this is a good plan. what this plan does -- can i have three additional minutes? mr. mcgovern: i yield the gentleman two additional minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. miller: what this plan does is hold the jobs of american families and working people all across this had country, it holds them hostage. it holds them hostage to the pa
and you really do, you've got the makings of an upbeat, an up tick in america's economy, do you see it my way? >> i see it your way, this is very good news. we're on that road, stuart. but we cannot put politics completely to the side. our road has lots of potholes, lots of road blocks and possibly has a lot of tolls along the way. so, i think the biggest threat to the recovery happens to be our own government. >> yes, but -- and i'm just suggesting that if we build that pipeline and if we allow more fracking, you could have an energy based jobs recovery, i know that those are big if's, but i think we could get it if we get the pipeline and more fracking. go ahead, last word to you on this one. >> right, right, we have that, but also on the other side, remember what's going on internationally. we have a race to the bottom in terms of a currency war. right now, the dollar is going to start to strengthen from my opinion and i think when that happens, a lot of the companies that export are going to be hit, they have really good years last year, and with the weak dollar so we have the energy
, in immigration reform and, above all, in what we have to do to invest to grow our economy and grow opportunity. >> pelley: you know, i don't think gun safety would have been at the top of the president's agenda two months ago but after newtown, of course, it has become -- >> it's impossible to turn away from it now. it's impossible. >> pelley: which leads to the question: what do you expect to see from the president in terms of resolve on this as we get farther from the tragedy itself? >> well, i think you saw in the president's announcement, i think it was last week after the vice president's series of recommendations, what the contours of his proposal will be in terms of an assault weapons ban, a limitation on access to military style clips with multiple rounds in them. i think he's shown consistently a willingness to reach out to gun owners, sports men and women and hunters to make sure their interests are respected, consistent not just with the second amendment but consistent with their reasonable interests. but i think the idea of insisting that we do what we can as a federal and as state
to note with after almost four years having passed with an economy that's been struggling, the senate never acted. it took one week in which their paychecks were on the line that now the senate is going to step up and do the right thing. we welcome them to this debate around the budget of the nation and look forward to making sure we can begin to reduce the mountain of debt that is facing our children. >> when you go across the country and talk to individuals, they're always stunned. it has been four years since the senate did a budget. when they stood back and looked the last time they did a budget, the ipad wasn't introduced or chevy volt and no instagram. it's shocking. today, you found a bipartisan vote that is asking for accountability and effectiveness in government and that's why we are moving it and we welcome the opportunity that the senate joins the debate and actually brings accountability back. >> today, the house acted. the house acted to put washington on a budget and to force a conversation about how we spend money. everyone in america understands that budgets matter. a
shape since the recession. given leeway to cushion the u.s. economy from federal budget cuts. here are some other stories in the news. this is from "the national council of state legislatures," which runs up what lawmakers are facing as they enter their session throughout the country. it says, -- it also looks at corrections costs. helping america become more energy dependent. and paying for transportation structure, roads, bridges, things like that. also, educating the workforce. let us take a listen to one of the governor's and what he had the say during this state of the state address. this is the governor of new york talking about new york state. >> yes it is hard to reform education. i know the politics of it. i know the problems. i know the issues. but, can you imagining how smart the state would be when we actually educate all of our children to the best of their god-given potential? when every black child and every white child and every orphan child and every other child is educated to their full potential? i know helping the state economy is hard. i know it has been decade
the budget, how to grow the economy. that's the kind of debate the country desevens. by the way, if we keep going down this path, we will have a debt crisis. it's not an if question, it's a when question. >> i remember him, alternativest young congressman from wisconsin that used to come on "squawk box." >> still fighting budget balthsds. >> if he's going to go on somewhere, at least he went on with david. congress must pass a stopgap spending bill by march 27th to keep the u.s. government running. and don't do that with your sneezes. >> what was that? i held it in. >> that's like -- >> i've been trying to hold it in because you were talking. >> no, no, it's going to come out. that's bad for you. something inside is going to pop or something. like an anneurism. it's bad to be repressed like that. let it out. >> that's his whole life. >> oh. >> let it out. >> michelle caruso ka brar ray. you're like a guest on the show, but thank you for being kind. >> it's the greatest feeling in the world. let it out. >> yeah, others have -- anyway, more trouble in egypt, a state of emergency has been decl
. there is definitely a lot of momentum the upside. it is a sign that the economy is improving. there is a large speculation that oil demand will improve. a lot of traders do think that we have hired to go here. the rest of the energy market, gasoline futures are spiking as there is word that one of the major east coast refineries. natural gas prices down 4% in today's trading session. guys, we are nearing $100 a barrel, as far as oil prices are concerned. melissa: sandra smith, thank you so much. lori: three-week since boeing 787 had its latest incident. investigator is shifting our focus. we have the latest details just ahead. melissa: the s&p holding their five year high. ♪ the local melissa: it is time to make money with charles payne. charles: i accidentally went to ugg store. we just dumped into the door. what? i could not believe that you know, you do not like to do things on this anecdotal thing. the last time i went to a retail store that crowded with that type of enthusiasm and electricity was back in 2002. steve madden. the place was buzzing. i cracked a few jokes. no one even knew
for the markets and the economy? >> i hope so. if what the republicans are talking about is let's have this debt ceiling skirmish every quarter, every three months, nobody is going to like that, especially the markets, and for very good reason. if what they're say something we're not going to play debt ceiling leverage anymore, which has obviously been the president's position, that's good. my feeling is it's probably the latter. i think there are enough kind of economic grown-ups in the room to really control the folks who have threatened to use that kind of leverage. >> but the senate has not had a budget resolution pass through the senate in, what is it, four years now? >> april, 2009. >> that feels to me pretty shameful frankly. i don't know the politics and i'm not exactly sure why that's the case, but isn't that a critical step in bridging the gap and making progress on these issues where you can not go to these sort of extra legal things like using the debt ceiling as leverage, but you can use the process as it is intended to be used. >> i agree, and it's an interesting quid pro quo for t
the economy. if the head of the fed can't get it right, i doubt the brains trying to come up with rules and regulations have any idea, and i don't think if they know what the news is next week. i don't put any creens into them. >> you know, if you are an investor and have money in the money market funds, follow the story. it could be meaningful to you. gary, greg, thanks for coming on. great to have you here. appreciate your time. >> thanks. >> thanks, gerri. gerri: strong earnings report sent stocks higher today on wall street after breaking through 1500 yesterday for the first time since 2007, the streak of gains in eight days, the longest in 2004, hurray, and the dow in spitting distance of 14,000. the nasdaq posted gains today despite another down day from apple. exxon is the most valuable company by market cap. apple's stock on the decline from earlier this week dropping 2 two more percent today. thanks to the oil giant, there's a market cap of $5 billion higher than apple. that's big. a lot more still to come in the hour including how more waste, fraud, and abuse in washington is
21 allows to continue to improve the way we make, the way we move freight that fuels our economy. map 21 streamlines and consolidates programs. map 21 helps short project delivery a priority for president obama and congress. when we deliver projects faster we deliver their benefits faster. like enhancing safety, less congestion, and a cleaner environment. the project delivery improvement included in map 21 are based on an innovate shun initiative known as every day counts. they took it from you, victor. you've done a great job with everyday counts. let's hear it for victor menendez what he has done and his team has done. thank you, victor. [applause] the concept behind everyday counts is the same as this year's trb conference. better, faster, and smarter. finally map 21 helps us keep our transportation system safe. this law gives the department for the first time oversight over transit safety. again, beg thanks goes to peter rogoff of a the train crash here in washington, peter and i sided we would commit ourselves to getting the department of transportation into the transit safety bu
are the things hurting our economy making it harder for hard-working taxpayers. john: to be paired up president obama's taxpayers, president obama is not the first to do this. >> if you go back to the founding fathers, if men were angels, we would need lots. about is why we have a checks and balances system of government and the president doesn't believe that that applies to him even when i go back to our first president, george washington said political parties are likely in the course of time to become potent engines in which cunning and ambitious and principled -- unprincipled men assert from themselves the reins of government for unjust dominion. do you see that in washington? >> i want to improve the quality of life of the american people. what you have now seen with that, and we have seen what the president's campaign team, they have moved back to a nonprofit and they are going to take money from unions and corporations. they will not say that they will report how much they get each of those corporations and they say that they would use it for political purposes. not to deal with jobs and
great economies throughout the world trying to continue colonialism or imperialism or whatever you want to call it. zogby to pull back, take care of the u.s. -- we need to pull back. we are shortchanging the u.s. host: this is more from yesterday, secretary clinton giving her assessment. [video clip] >> we live in a dangerous and incredibly complicated world now with very different forces at work. state-based and non-state. technology and communication. i am older than the president. i don't want to surprise anybody by saying that. >> not by much. >> i remember some of the speeches of eisenhower as a young girl. you have got to be careful. you have to be thoughtful. you cannot rush in especially now where it's more complex than it has been in decades. so, yes, there are wicked problems like syria, absolutely. we are on the side of american values, freedom, the aspirations of all people to have a better life, to have the opportunity we are fortunate to have here. but it's not always easy proceed exactly what must be done in order to get to that outcome. so i certainly am grateful for the
to do. but he needs to get to work. and the number one problem is the economy. he's got to fix the economy. the fiscal situation has been fixed, to a large extent. the stock market's doubled. that's pretty good. but he has to get everybody working again. it means fix the economy. it means fix the education. so we're bringing kids along that have the skills for 21st century america. his focus has to be on the economy. on the need to reduce unemployment. and frankly, i hope he can, through his own example, restore a sense of civility in the country. >> every president learns a lot. is scarred by the office. also made more wise by the office. what is the one thing you hope president obama has learned over the last four years? >> i hope he's learned that you know, no one part of the government, really, gets it all done. and so, he's got to do a better job of reaching out to members of congress, across both -- across the aisle, to the republicans. and the republicans have to stop buying into things that demonize the president. why aren't republican leaders shouting out about all thi
nonpartisan testimony that when the debt is this large in comparison to the economy, it costs the country the equivalent of about one million jobs. think about that. if washington got its debt and spending under control, one million more americans will be working today. and if that wasn't sobering enough, fitch ratings recently warned that the failure to come up with a plan for reducing our debt would likely still result in a downgrade of the u.s. credit rating. a lower credit rating is sure to mean higher interest rate. that meansigher credit card rates, higher student loans, certainly higher mortgage payments. despite these warnings, the democrat-controlled senate hasn'troduced a budget in 1,300 days, four years without a budget. how can we begin to get our debt under control when democrats won't even produce a budget this bill is the first step in forcing democrats to put forward a budget so we can start holding washington accountable for its out of control spending. every day, american families have to make decisions abtheir household finances. they have to adjust their spending to co
to the reconstruction of the south economic he and the revitalization of the content economy, which all of america relied on. the industrialization of many parts of the south. all of these things continued into the 20th century up to the dawn of world war ii. we do not know how many african americans found themselves back in a world of being bought and sold, but there is more evidence about this existing than many historians realize are wanted to confront. hundreds of thousands of people were bought and sold. thousands and thousands of african-american men and some african-american women died under horrifying circumstances. this was a system that relied on fatality and starvation and intimidation and a more fertile kind of involuntary servitude than what preceded it. it became a weapon of terror and intimidation to force african- americans from exercising their civil rights and intimidating them into compliance with the other kinds of explicative liver that we know more about. the repercussions of all of that are still with us. the legacy of that economically and educationally is very much somethi
, of the global economy and also for us in europe, um, is free trade. we have, unfortunately, a lot of protectionist tendencies in the world today. when we met at the g20 meeting outlined this time and again and impressed this on us, and we need to do everything we can in order to contain these protectionist tendencies. the doha round, the world trade organization has not, unfortunately, developed in such a positive direction as we wished. so in the future, too, unfortunately, we need to pin our hopes on financial trade agreements. and germany, i can promise you, will be very proactive as regards the conclusion of such fha agreements. we've now given the mandate for a free trade agreement with japan, with canada. we're shortly before conclusion of an fta with the -- [inaudible] states. we urgently need to come to such agreements. and after decades of failed attempts, we would like to do this with the united states as well, develop such a free trade agreement with the european union. quite often cultural exports are a bit bit of a hurdle here on bh sides, but i think we need to do, w
economy will look like in a few years if we continue to follow president obama's agenda. president obama loves to beat up his predecessors and republicans for the state of the nation's economy and crisis the last few years, but in illinois we can't make such excuses. we've been following the big government model for decades and you can see where it's gotten us. stuart: and they can't meet the pensions, the fundamental problem with illinois, the pension what the argument is about. >> pension is the driver, but you look at what other states are doing, wisconsin passed collective bargaining reform, indiana and michigan have passed right to work laws and in illinois we're still beholden to the government employee unions that these politicians refuse to reform the 200 billion pension crisis we're under. stuart: ted. >> we've got to go for big fixes. stuart: right now i want to just concentrate on chicago for a second. >> okay. stuart: i'm told that the mayor, rahm emanuel, he's got a commission looking into the city's finances and that commission suggests that he they should shift their retir
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tax cuts that would've tripled our -- crippled our economy. would also called on washington not to lose sight of what remains our top priority, job growth. we called for smarter, locally targeted investments in infrastructure. we say that training and education must be expanded to build the workforce we need for a 21st century global economy. and we call for an expanded focus on ports, exports and advanced manufacturing to great more jobs in america and reduce our trade imbalance. on all of these issues we took aggressive action. our conference of mayors engage direct with the obama administration and congress through every step of fiscal cliff negotiations. at the national press club on september 15, we released a letter to vice president scott smith, our second vice president kevin johnson and i drafted, 131 of our mayors sign, calling on congress to adopt a bipartisan and balanced approach deficit reduction by incorporating spending cuts with additional revenue. we took the same message to both political conventions and to the presidential debate where mayors of both part
to be done on the economy and a great many other things. nora o'donnell, the co-anchor of "cbs this morning" is down on the national mall and she has insight on what the president is looking to in a second term. >> that's right. on a day like this when most americans have expressed their frustration with washington, political leaders, this is day that we see hundreds of thousands of americans turn out to witness this piece of history. every second-term president since dwight eisenhower has had to deal with an opposition party in congress. that's nothing new that president obama is facing in this second term. but he's going to try and capture i think some of the magic of bipartisanship on a day like today. trying to put it in a bottle. because he really has a very ambitious agenda for his second term. we have heard him talk about it. gun safety, immigration reform. deficit reduction and those looming spending cuts that are a part of the sequestration. so that's lot before the president. but as major has noted this is a speech today that's not about specifics, but setting the tone and trying
country, tammy duckworth, the economy, and every other issue. to be very specific, because of a family's list and some of you in this room, he will celebrate the 20th anniversary of family and medical leave. he enacted into law. [applause] >> than a two-year anniversary of lilly ledbetter legislation. forward if women are in the congress and committee. we will have to deal with issues like the safety of our children. thank you for making this a part of your agenda. you will have to be dealing with the issue that relates to violence against women. we need to pass that legislation. we have to deal with jobs. i want to say a personal thanks. if we did not have some many women in the congress we never would have the first woman speaker of the house. you haven't seen that the net. having strength and numbers for women leading the way are helping to change the playing field. i promise you this. it increases the level of civility in politics. we will change the environment in which politics is being conducted. we will elect many more women to public office. that is a very good thing for our c
you might not run, and his answer was, if the economy tanks, if things don't go well, it's not going to be great for me, was his sort of implication. if things work well, let's take a look at it then. and that's where they have to work together to turn the economy around. because that's of course what is going to be -- >> even if he decided not to run, he would keep that a secret as long as he could. because that's his leverage, isn't it, david gergen? we knew in the second term dick cheney was not going to run in the bush years and you saw he lost some foreign policy issuei. if the first year, he was dominant. and he was not as big a force in the republican party because people knew he was not going to be on the electoral battlefield. >> i think that's right, john. from his point of view, what he also -- he has to worry not only about whether hillary clinton's going to get in, not only about his own age and health, he has to worry about the overall success of this partnership. he has a very strong self-interest in seeing barack obama succeed. as you well know, after eight years of o
, i'm not sure that this is just some weakening of the military system. the economy is on the brink. now we may be going to this different type of military. i am not sure if there is an underlying purpose for this. i do not think -- they do great, there are great roles for women in the military, but i do not think this will work. host: thank you for the call. on our facebook page -- from our twitter page, there is this -- one more call on this topic, and then we will turn our attention to the senate yesterday -- dorothy from baltimore, good morning. caller: i am glad i am a woman on your expressing my views. women should not be in infantry. absolutely not. host: why? caller: we are not built for that. men and women action not be in close contact like that. it will not work. it simply will not work. it is in our nature. manpower -- men are attracted to women. that is a fact that cannot be in -- ignored. we're not physically build to do that. we can do things, i am not trying to down women. we are not meant. -=- -- men. host: the pentagon of lifting the ban on women to serve on the fr
the euro. and the issue is the fed just prints money. it just keeps interest. in for the economy. there is going to be inflation. prohibited oddly enough in richard virginia. there you go. look at these. v.a. is going to spend $22,000 to study a virginia alternative currency. that kind of a waste of taxpayer money? >> you know, in a way it is. the issue is we have had, before we haven't just had the dollar forever. at one point, in 1836, there were every state had its own bank note. and there were 16,000 chartered types of currency. so easy to counterfeit. it d bs didn't work at all. during, look, i have a wig n on my chest because i'm a nerd. i love this stuff. this is terrific. so, in 1862, to finance the civil war, we came up with what was called the green back. and that was the first time we really had the dollar. so it doesn't really -- how can each state have a currency? the one good thing about it would be states can't print money. and thomas jefferson, the virginian said if there were anything he could add to the constitution it would be to take away the borrowing ability
of many hardworking immmagrants already living in our state contributing to our economy and we appreciate that.' in order to quialify for a temporary drivers license or t- v-d-l, applicants, not eligible for a social security number, must have lived in illinois for more than a year. an applicant must pass a driving safety test and carry auto insurance. the drivers license cannot be used as official identification and can be revoked if a license- holder is found not carrying insurance. 'this is the tvdl, this one is good for 4 years, this one is good for 3 years. senate bill 957 goes into effect 10 months from today...allowing a quarter million illegal immigrant motorist in illinois the abilility to do something many of them were forced to do in hidding. 'this is about every single nationality thats living here in illinois giving them the right to drive without being scared.' meanwhile immigration reform takes center stage in washington this week as president obama plans to deliver a major speech on tuesday. on morning talk shows today both the democratic and republican lawmakers agreed
it will be on the really important issues to the american public like how do we create jobs, get the economy running again? very importantly, how rain in the long-term debt? that would require a lot of concessions by democrats on entitlement programs. i think the president coming off of the fiscal cliff debate, the republicans, that was their golden moment to extract concessions from the democrats, specifically on social security. i think he would agree with me the end of the negotiations, the trade between the republicans and democrats was to do an increase in the debt ceiling, in exchange for cutbacks in so security cost-of-living adjustments. john boehner and republicans decided they want to have an argument over the debt ceiling, because of the new year we will be better positioned. they quickly have realized that is not going to be the lever they thought it would be. host: you have covered three presidents, clinton, bush, and now president obama. people say the political divide between these branches is stronger now than it has been in years. you agree or disagree? guest: i absolutely agree. host: wh
have the greatest economy in the world. whether it was research labs, roads, transportation. that was the initiative of government. that is where we have a disagreement. >> eric: where do they get money to build the roads? >> bob: of course they got it from taxes but it was a right decision to do it. >> kimberly: from people who work hard. >> eric: they hired people to put the road down with our -- >> bob: how would you get around that? >> eric: we built it. they just farm it out. let me point something out. this speech is filled with hypocrisy. the man literally said a decade of war is now ending. a couple hours after a drone took out two people in yemen. i mean, he spoke one. but by the way, here is what happened. on my twitter and facebook today, all day, i got comments, like multiple to what i usually get. something along the lines of i can't watch. i have heard enough. flush my head down the toilet. we asked for it, we bought it. you have own it. prim so upset -- >> bob: surprise from your twitter or facebook list? >> eric: look at the numbers. look at the income number
think almost all those moves are really good. what we need to do in almost every sector of the economy is move beyond our dependence on fossil fuel and invest in in clean energies instead. every time we do that we'll put more people to work, we'll cut emissions, and we'll keep our air clean and water safe. if we keep jesting in dirty fuel projects whether it's the tar sands from canada or the coal in the pacific northwest or fracking in west virginia, ohio and mission. michigan. the more we do what we're doing the more we'll stay stuck in the fossil fuel economy. >> cenk: you mentioned the sand stone there. >> when you hear a speech like the president made today it becomes clear that he's committed to fighting climate change. the first test, the first big test that the president will have is whether to approve or reject this pipeline. i'm confident that he'll reject it. i really am. you simply cannot be committed to fighting climate change and then simultaneously invest in the most dirty carbon-intensive oil source on the planet. this is the first test for the president whether he or n
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, immigration reform and gun control. you know, everything but deficit, debt, spending and the america's economy. jobs and the economy was passed by rather quickly. we're in an economic recovery. that was about it. so, yeah, i think congressman ryan called it right. the president's agenda at least from the state of the union address was overwhelmingly liberal and not connected at all to deficit, debt, spending and america's economy and jobs. this is a legitimate disagreement between the two parties and legitimate disagreement between his president and the republican opponents on what the priorities ought to be but it is pretty clear what the president's priorities were. jon: this president racked up a lot of debt in first four years in office and got reelected. maybe he is assuming that the american people are fine with going the way it has been going? >> well i think, he talked about cutting the deficit during the campaign, promised that he would cap $2.50 in spending cuts for every dollar of revenue increase. elections, second elections, reelections for presidents are liberating experiences. m
and india and we could do significant harm to the u.s. economy i think by putting additional rules and regulations with very little impact on the global climate. in this tight budget environment with so many competing american priorities, i would ask you to give considerable thought into limiting significantly resources that would not help us as an economy, not help us as a country and not help us globally in perhaps the efforts you might be pursuing. i don't know if you have specific thoughts. >> i do. i have a lot of specific thoughts on it more than we have time now. and i'm not going to abuse that privilege. but i will say this to you, the solution to climate change is energy policy. and the opportunities of energy policy so vastly outweigh the downsides that you are expressing concern about, and i will spend a lot of time trying to persuade you and other colleagues of this. you want to do business and do it well in america, we got to get into the energy race. other countries are in it. i can tell you, massachusetts, fastest growing sector of our economy is clean energy and ene
principles and good government principles, reform government, modern government. their economies are growing at twice the rate of the national government. so that's why i'm optimistic. it's not -- there are principles at work. there are economics that work. it doesn't work. so my long-term view is that the states will soon be bailing out the feds. >> we shall see. leigh, you're writing a book right now talking about the demographic changes that are basically putting an end to the suburbs as we know it. these same demographic changes present a tremendous challenge for the republican party on one side. but on the other side presents a tremendous challenge to the party of big government. we are going to spend the next 30 years, at some point -- now, this president is ignoring the reality. his inaugural speech could not have been any more disconnected from the reality that we now face economically. but at some point those demographics could actually help small-government conservatives because we're going to have to figure out how to scale back in a smart way. >> it's true. and the demographics a
. republicans support the bill and say it will help the state economy, and also send a message to the federal government, but democrats worry it could be unconstitutional and result in a lawsuit, like it has in other states, with similar laws. michigan's gop governor rick snyder told them they should focus on the economy and mental health issues instead. joining me from lansing, michigan, republican senator mick jones, welcome. >> good morning. >> good morning and thank you for being here. no federal gun laws have even been passed so pardon the pun, aren't you kind of jumping the gun? >> not really. you know, there's much talk about blocking all semiautomatic guns and michigan has a rich hunting heritage, we hunt deer with semiautomatic rifles, we hunt ducks, rabbits and turkeys with semiautomatic shotguns and we believe -- >> ar-15 s though? come on. >> ar-15 hunt things like coyotes. >> but they're not normally used. >> you know, many people use them to defend their selves, their homes and you know as a former sheriff, as a police officer for 31 years, i can tell you that guns are not evil
country and the world. we're not going to be able to cope with an economy that's m manic and overspending if we can't focus and get our feet on the ground. the and these are-- >> we say outrage, doc, but it seems like it's not as much as people were outraged by this, they enjoy taking the social media and talking, making fun of manti te'o. does it give other people some semblancy of normalcy to say this guy, a big star, he failed. my life doesn't look so bad. >> well, i think it's that, clayton, i do. i think that there is this voyeurism and a desire to say, his life is so, so bad and difficult and inexplicable. but what that mistakes, is that we ought to look in the mirror and say, wait a second, if i've got a twitter account and i think i merit followers, that's also a bit dilutional, isn't it. if i'm calling friends in the hundreds or thousands, because i say i've got a facebook account with a thousand friend, isn't that a close cousin or a distant cousin of manti te'o. we're in danger of this, manti te'o could have said i don't care if she ever existed. i loved her, grieved her death
it differently. state and local level consumes one-third more of the economy in california and texas. said one-third of the nation beaufort one negative 11 negative welfare recipients are in california all there 1/8 of the population. everything. john: a percentage of households receiving public assistance is much higher in california and lower than average in texas. that means that you start the pork people. >> 42% lower cost of living in texas and california. u.s. census bureau has been criticized over 20 years for not taking into account the cost of living that different states with housing and food and clothing. john: there was the old poverty rate measure were texas lost 16 percent of the people in california were in poverty, of 17 percent in texas but now it includes the cost of living. >> and government benefits. with this new measure would week after the election news see the state with the highest poverty rate in the nation is california even higher than the district of columbia. that should be a warning to progressives who maintain the big government model is the path of to prosperit
, of course the economy. but how does all of that fit? how does that come into something that is coherent? as a vision for the next four years and as a strategy of getting those things achieved. i think that will be great to hear. and to be reflective. what have we learned in the last four years? he came in with high expectations, and he can address some of the divisions that existed in the country politically. he can address domestic and foreign policy issues that were affecting the country. what has he learned about what it takes now and what he will have to do and what his administration will have to do, and what is counting on the american people to do to make his agenda come to fruition? host: the president and vice- president are currently at service at st. john's episcopal old church, just run the corner of the white house. their it is on your screen. we will watch them as they go out. approximately 45 minutes -- 15 minutes more in the service before the exit the church. jane in jacksonville, florida, a democrat's line. please go ahead. caller: first of all, good morning. i want to
, the economy. last month david and grace chu got married. now they're about to close on their dream home. a brand new four bedroom, five bath center hall colonial. >> we're really looking for a new home. >> reporter: this house was on the market for just two weeks before the seller accepted their offer. that's a good sign. more than 30% of all homes sold in december were on the market for less than a month. the average time on the market for all homes, 73 days. >> i try to tell my clients if they really love the home, you know, be ready. be ready for a bidding war. >> reporter: here's what's driving the recovery in home sales. first, jobs. supply and, of course, interest rates. interest rates hovering at 40-year lows. at the same time, rents are rising. >> our rent has literally gone up 40% over the past two years. so i think that has really pushed us in particular to look for a home. >> reporter: the new house moves more money through the economy than the sale of an existing home. >> building new homes creates jobs and the construction secretary your. furnishing a new home with new appl
their proposal would benefit the economy. president obama pushed for the senate to confirm his nominations to lead the security and exchange commission and the consumer financial protection bureau. " ... whose job it is to standup for you." this past wekk... the president nominated mary jo white to lead the s-e-c... and richard cordray for the consumer financial protection bureau... a job he currently holds. white worked as a top federal prosecutor in new york in high profile cases... like the successful prosecution of reputed mafia godfather john gotti. the president wants cordray to continue serving in the same capacity. republicans called for senate democrats to draft and pass a budget. >> the last time they passed a budget the ipad did not exist... >> the government has operated on a series of temporary resolutions authorizing spending. the current one expires in march >> the civil insurrection in syria is sending thousands of people across the border to jordan as refugees. more than six-thousand syrians have fled to jordan over the past two days -- and jordan's monarch is pleading
the economy tanks people tend to get their fuel from fatty foods the journal of psychological science reports that people choose higher calorie foods that will keep them satisfied longer subconsciously choosing to live for today people pack on pounds 40 percent more than in prosperous times anytime you peruse facebook there is a chance you will feel depressed studying the psychological effect of this social media site researchers found that in the is rampant with more and more stories of success philbin is the non facebook users fill up with jealousy dissatisfaction and sadness, one in three people felt worse about their lives after logging on to facebook. if you want to like yourself you may want to visit real friends more instead of the site. >> tom skilling is next and he says there is a chance we may keep this snow lesse snowless ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen and jeremiah. they don't know it yet but they're gonna fall in love get married have a couple of kids [ children laughing ] move to the country and live a long, happy life together where the
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